Quotation marks & Source• “The lantern hanging at her wagon had gone out, but another was shining in her face-much brighter than her own had been” (Hardy,43).• The citation “(Hardy,43)” tells the reader that the quote came from page 43 of Hardy’s book and is not an original comment of the paper writer.
• The citation (author’s name and page number) is typed inside parenthesis.• The parenthesis are placed after the quotation marks and before the period to show author ownership.
Embedding Quotes• This means using bits and pieces of a longer quote with in your own sentence.• For example – Hardy used “the lantern hanging at her wagon” as a symbol of Tess’s future. So when it “had gone out,” Hardy is foreshadowing that the light in Tess’s future is going to go out in some traumatic way (Hardy,43).
Ellipses• “The alarm was soon given, […] resounded with the tramp of many footsteps, a surgeon among the rest” (Hardy, 401).• The ellipses show that part of the quote was omitted for length purposes.
Using a Quotes in a Paragraph• Start the paragraph with a topic sentence.• Next, what is your major point?• Use a quote that shows the major point.• Explain in 2 sentences how that quote displays your major point.• What is your next major point?• Use a quote that shows the major point.• Explain in 2 sentences how that quote displays your major point.• Conclusive statement.
Sample Starting of a Paragraph• Throughout Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hardy utilizes foreshadow to give little clues as to what is to come at the end of the book. Hardy gives a sense of mystery when foreshadowing deaths of principle players in the book. “The lantern hanging at her wagon had gone out, but another was shining in her face-much brighter than her own had been” (Hardy, 43). By using “gone out,” Hardy prepares the reader for the death of Prince. Prince’s death is just the starting point of the downfalls for Tess seen in the words “shining in her face.” Besides Prince’s death, Hardy, early on, gives hints towards the death of…